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New Range of ESD Workbenches

Introducing our new range of  ‘Classic‘ and ‘Comfort‘ ESD Workbenches; offering a more ergonomic look and feel to your workplace. These workbenches are designed to be simple, functional yet inexpensive, making it the perfect addition to add to your Electrostatic Protected Area (EPA). Whether you’re a small or large business or even an electronic hobbyist, these workbenches make a great base for all your electronic needs.

Firstly, before we delve into each of the workbenches’ properties and characteristics, let’s discuss about the advantages of an ESD workbench.

Workbench Benefits

High quality ESD workbenches offer a variety of advantages, even more than other antistatic commodities, which is why they are so popular with businesses that sell electronics. Aside from offering a level of protection that businesses need, ESD desks also keep your workers, equipment and facilities safer.

So what are ESD desks? They are workstations that are specially designed for work with electronics or products which have the tendency to be affected by Electrostatic Discharge. ESD worktops allow workers to safely and securely carry out their day to day work. This is very essential for workers in areas or working on equipment that might put them at risk for exposure to electrostatic discharge.

Among the useful alternatives that protect people from electrostatic discharges, ESD desks are generally considered the main priority. They serve as a workbench to work on, can be outfitted with lower upper bench accessories, upper bench accessories and accessories such as sockets, drawers, shelves and upper lighting and enable your staff to work on electronic items and devices in a safe manner. View our full range of ‘ESD Workbenches’ here.

So, why is managing ESD very important? Static discharge is destructive to sensitive electronic components. Even 1 volt of electricity is enough to cause damage but most devices need around 100 volts to cause damage that is beyond repair.

Humans cannot feel a static discharge unless it is 2,000 volts or higher. So, if you don’t feel a zap, it doesn’t mean a static discharge did not happen or damage your electronic components.

There are many industries that depend on electronic components and their reliability to work in harsh conditions, so the need for a reliable ESD workbench is very important.

Often, electronic component producers are not aware that static discharge has damaged their products during the assembly process, unless they test all components one by one or see their final product fail after assembly. If these products were used in an industry like aerospace, one minor problem on a small component could lead to an enormous failure, which is why ESD is a major challenge for many industries.

Below, you can find more information about each of the new workbenches.

Classic ESD Bench

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The classic style bench! While this bench has a simple appearance, it is extremely sturdy, being able to hold a maximum of 300KG load capacity at a time (more than our Comfort Bench). This bench is a great option to choose if you are looking for something with a minimal design that isn’t too costly. Additionally, it’s ideal for small and, equally, larger businesses or even electronic hobbyists who just need a solid starting base to work on. The Classic ESD Bench is very durable since it is made with a steel frame that can easily dispel of any static charge.

If you’re looking for a workbench that can be used for conveyor work, the Classic Anti Static Workbench is the number one choice as it can be placed in a line with no gaps. The benches’ universal design allows fitting out the workplace with necessary equipment and drawer units.

The surfaces of the Classic Desks are made of ESD laminate which is highly resistant to abrasion. They are specially designed to be used in electrostatic protected areas due to their anti static properties. You can be sure that your static sensitive equipment will be safe and protected.

One special feature that Bondline offers for the Classic Workbench is bespoke customisation. This workbench can be tailor-made to suit any requirement. Whether you need an extra shelf, lighting, an additional drawer, we can add this on for you in order to fulfil your desires.

Investing in a bespoke workbench means that the workbench is unique to you – designed exactly to suit your requirements to provide a more personal feel.

Furthermore, we always aim to ensure that there are quick lead times, but still providing you with the highest quality. Usually, our lead time is only 14 days for our benches. You can always contact us about your order if you have any concerns or require a product urgently. In terms of building the Classic Bench, it is generally easy to assemble. However, if you do need help or assistance with installing your workbench, you can always contact our team to install the workbench for you.

Key Features of Classic Bench:

  • ESD Classic Bench available in 6 sizes: 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm x 700mm / 900mm.
  • Stand alone bench.
  • 300KG load capacity.
  • Height adjustment 650-950mm.
  • 300 degrees C temperature resistance.
  • ESD laminate abrasion resistant surface.
  • Light grey or dark grey colour options.
  • Bench with main shelf, LED lighting.
  • Full length panel option with additional under shelf and drawer.
  • Half length panel option with additional sloping shelf, additional under shelf and drawer.
  • RoHS and REACH compliant.
  • Compliant according to IEC-61340-1-5 International Standard.

Also available: perforated panel, bin rail and power rail in full and half length option.

Additional accessories are: monitor holder, PC holder, draft holder, keyboard holder.

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Comfort ESD Bench

ESD Workbenches

Comfort is important in workplaces, especially when you will be spending most of your time at a workbench. That’s why we have introduced a new Comfort Workbench to meet these comfort needs, enabling you to be more productive and efficient. Alongside its comfort and advanced ergonomic characteristics, the bench is also very appealing with its sleek design features and dark grey colour.

Likewise with the Classic Bench, the Comfort Workbench is very sturdy and durable with a maximum load capacity of 200KG. The workbenches’ height can easily be adjusted from 800-950mm to suit your needs.

As with the Classic Bench, we also offer bespoke customisation for our Comfort Bench to match your requirements more specifically. Whether you need an extra shelf, lighting, an additional drawer, we can add this on for you in order to configure the ideal bench for your needs.

Investing in a bespoke workbench means that the workbench is unique to you – designed exactly to suit your requirements to provide a more personal feel.

Furthermore, we always aim to ensure that there are quick lead times, but still providing you with the highest quality. Usually, our lead time is only 14 days for our benches. You can always contact us about your order if you have any concerns or require a product urgently. In terms of building the Comfort Bench, it is generally quite easy to assemble. However, if you do need help or assistance with installing your workbench, you can always contact our team to install the workbench for you.

Key Features of Comfort Bench:

  • 1 Stand alone bench.
  • ESD Comfort Bench available in 3 sizes: 1200 x 700mm, 1500 x 700mm or 1800mm x 700mm.
  • 200KG load capacity.
  • Height adjustment 800-950mm.
  • 300 degrees C temperature resistance.
  • ESD Laminate abrasion-resistant surface.
  • Light grey or dark grey colour options.
  • Bench with main shelf, LED lighting and full-length Perforated panel and power panel.
  • Half panel option with additional sloping shelf and drawer with additional upper shelf.
  • Full length panel option with drawer.
  • RoHS and REACH compliant.
  • Compliant according to IEC-61340-1-5 International Standard.

Also available perforated panel, bin rail and power rail in full and half-length option.

Additional accessories are: monitor holder, PC holder, draft holder, keyboard holder.

Comfort bench   Bondline ESD comfort bench available in 3 sizesComfort bench

Grounding Workbench & Operator

In order to ensure the safety of ESD desks and that your employees remain static free, the operator needs to be connected and grounded to Earth. This can be carried out by putting a wrist strap on the worker’s wrist, ensuring that the wrist strap is fitted snugly to the person’s skin. This wrist strap should then be connected with an ESD cord and linked with an Earth bonding point to allow a path to Earth in order for any present static charge to be safely grounded. The process directs the electricity, produced in the body, to a 3-pin socket through a ground or Earth lead.

Do You Need An ESD Workbench?

ESD workbenches are a suitable option for forming your Electrostatic Protected Area. ESD workbenches have worktops which are grounded for the safe discharge of static electricity. If the application involves the use of electrical components, then an anti-static workbench is an essential piece of equipment to help limit damage caused to these components during the work process.

As previously mentioned, ESD tables come with a wonderful set of benefits. Primarily, it provides a layer of protection for workers who are operating on electronic items and components and reduces the chances of damage from occurring to devices from electrostatic discharge. This means that you, as a business, likely see a saving in money and increase in productivity as the antistatic products create a safe environment to work, lead to less malfunctions and wastage issues – particularly in circuit card assembly. Take a look at our ESD Classic Bench as an example.

Finding the right manufacturer for your anti static workbench can be a daunting task, so we recommend you focus on a few key characteristics such as cost, lead times, customisation and product quality.

Cost. For many, this is the final determining factor.  When investing in ESD workbenches, extra charges are usually incurred due to ESD laminates. It is expected that you will pay about 15-30% more for ESD products as compared to non-ESD products because of the time and raw materials that is needed in the manufacturing process of your ESD workbenches.

Although investing in high-quality products does not come cheap, it is important that you should not cut back on costs. For manufacturers of highly developed products, sending off inferior final products is costlier due to incurring lost parts during the manufacturing process as compared to saving a few pounds on creating cheaper versions of it.

If you currently have ESD workbenches in need of repair after being exposed to harsh elements in your facility, it would be wise to change the tops rather than resurfacing them because it is more practical. When it comes to resurfacing your broken ESD workbenches, the labour rate is greater than purchasing a brand new one.

Lead Times. When determining which manufacturer to partner with, determine whether they can deliver your order on time, check their delivery success rate and what assurances they provide if there are unavoidable problems. If possible, choose a domestic manufacturer because they have a significant advantage over foreign manufacturers when it comes to shipping finished products with tight deadlines and international shipping can add a layer of complexity to delivery times. Working with a domestic partner can also lessen the risk of you receiving low-quality products and not receiving them on time.

Customisation. Finding a manufacturer that can work on your special requirements is an essential factor to consider. A typical ESD workbench has a front end that is rolled and that is meant for comfort and safety, and the edges can be squared on the 3 sides. Nonetheless, a good partner to work with can customise ESD workbenches into bespoke sizes and shapes to fit your very specific needs. The colours can be customised too. The usual colours for ESD workbenches are white or grey but you can choose different colours that can match the interior design of your facilities, though a minimum order amount may be required.

Product Quality. Always go for the highest quality of materials. For instance, an ESD laminate with a carbon layer is a good material to choose from. The tops can be assembled to whatever frame you desire as long as there are grounding bolts attached at the ends for flexibility and strength. On top of that, make sure that your manufacturing partner has a good track record of creating products that can withstand the harsh elements of your specific facilities.

Why Choose Bondline For Your ESD Bench Requirements?

  • We have a long-term partnership with a high quality leading UK manufacturer.
  • We pride ourselves on quality, service and competitiveness.
  • The current 80,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility is equipped for bespoke design and custom projects.

Our range of static control products are broad and includes a great selection of ESD benches that are manufactured in the UK. You and your safety are very important and that is why we are here to offer you the most dependable ESD merchandise in the market today!

Contact our sales team to discuss your ESD bench quotation: Call 01793 511000 or Email sales@bondline.co.uk.

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